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Changing Gear: Updates from Navistar, Mobile Awareness, Hogebuilt, Hadley, Mahle

| January 13, 2014

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a new truck built just for you with all the bells and whistles you’ve ever dreamed about, here’s your chance.

Yeehaw! The best and worst license plates and slogans

| January 07, 2014

A Western state can boast having motorists' favorite license tag, and a Southern state is No. 1 for slogan.

Changing Gear: Updates from Truck-Lite, Kenworth, Donaldson, SAF-Holland

| January 07, 2014

Assorted product updates to assorted highway gear, including new options for the Kenworth T680's 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, among others...

2014: Prosperity, regulatory chokehold and driver demand

| January 02, 2014

2014 promises to be a good year for owner-operators. Good, at least, if you don’t mind an increasingly restrictive regulatory environment.

China, the moon and you

| December 26, 2013

What will the Chinese "Jade Rabbit" moon landing mean for trucking? An explosion of Chinese aftermarket technologies for big rigs, perhaps?

Pricing yourself right

| December 23, 2013

What sets you apart from the pack? Having a well-thought-out rate structure and a marketing plan can help.

Video: Seeing that you’re driving blind

| December 17, 2013

The video shows that what is superficially doing two things at once – driving and talking on the phone – is really just switching between two activities.

Ovedrive Radio: A few podcast apps to get you started

| December 11, 2013

Not sure where to start in getting into podcasts? Here are a few apps for both Android and iOS to help you delve into it.

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